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Against the Grain So Double It’s Triple
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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 147   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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This massive Double IPA is big enough to be called a Triple IPA. We had to fill the mash tun with grain three times to get enough sugar into this bad boy. The repeated brewing to get it right nearly killed both Jerry and Adam, but resulted in one potent beer. The final gravity is the same as the original gravity on So Single It’s Half. Lots and lots of malt was used to build enough backbone to hold up the true feature: the hops. Bittered with Zythos and flavored and dry-hopped with Falconer’s Flight, the bitterness is enough to flatten even the most seasoned hophead. We used nearly 4 pounds of hops per barrel of beer! The prominent flavors are fruits of all kinds (tropical, citrus, apple, cherry, etc.), a little pine-y touch, and hints of toffee and caramel. The high alcohol is also very noticeable. There is a good burn to accompany the smoothness.


Benzai's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (7287) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, - MAY 11, 2013
Draught @ Beer Temple. Hazy orange color, small off - white head. Smell malts, hops, pine, biscuit and resin. Taste malts, hops, pine, resin, alcohol, bitter. Also some pineapple sweetness. Full body, medium carbonation.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (618) - CROATIA - JUL 8, 2014
On tap at Delirium Hoppy Loft, Bruxelles. Pours orange with small white head. Caramel and fruits in aroma. Sweetish, caramel flavor with some hops. Alcohol is warming but not offensive. Nice one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12425) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
Keg@Orsted Olbar Slightly hazy orange color, small off-white head. Aroma has rye and citrus and some kind of wood, resin. Medium to full-bodied. Of couse it’s quite glueish. And sweet, almost sugary, syrupy and sticky. Behind the sweetness there is resin and some citrus. No burning alcohol, sweetness covers it. Extreme.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2040) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2013
Nice beer, but with too much alcohol. The huge amounts of hops is noticable, but due to the high alcohol vol, the beer has a dominant sweetness that makes it taste more like a barley wine than an IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (6772) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2013
Draught. Low fluffy and quickly disappearing light brown head. Hazy dark orange body. Fruity nutty aroma and flavor on a solid malt base with a nice amount of hops bitterness. Low carbonation. Long bitter finish. Alcohol can be spotted but is not too much of a good thing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanLaursen (3025) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2013
Draft at Søernes Ølbar. Nose is intense honey-sweetness, fruity and spicy. Smooth but potent mouthfeel with a syrupy texture. Feels and tastes almost like a fortified wine. Cookie dough. Fruity hops, but the bitterness of the hops are outsweetend by the nectar-like malt-soup. Impressive, but impossible to drink in anything but a few sips before it goes to the bin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
A nice hop filled brew with mild caramelized and toasted malt backbone. A big citrus and grapefruity bomb of hops with a little bit of resin. Lacks a big sticky body although it has a fairly solid hop flavour and aroma. Mild soapy lacing is a bit off putting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kapaopango (22) - SPAIN - JUN 6, 2013
Orange colour, smooth foam. Citrus aroma. Citrus taste and hoppy and alcoholic finish. In my opinion too much alcohol. Nice beer, I love it.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (3573) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 1, 2013
Thx! to Antoine. Sampled draft @ Delirium Hoppy Loft. Appearance is thick caramel, little white head. Nose is very sweet grapefruit hop concentrate, huge marmalade, syrupy, thick bitterness, booze,… Taste is thick sweet grapefruit, almost syrupy, pine resin goo, marmalade, thick caramel, pineapple, some floral bitterness, sweet malts, alcohol in a good way, thick malts,… Very full thick mouthfeel, lots of malts, hop concentrate,… Pretty freaking awesome. Beats Hopverdomme heavily at its own game.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (1075) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2013
Tap at beer temple, amsterdam. Clear amber color, some white head. Little alcoholic aroma of malts and hops. Hoppy taste, big sweetness, some alcohol, sweet hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2013
Draft @ Hoppy Loft. Cuivrée, col beige moyen. Arôme est malté avec un houblonné agréable. Moyen avec ce côté fermenté, note de grains et fleuri et un caramel prenant. Je ne note pas spécialement un grand bouquet offert par les houblons. Au final, même à 15% la bière reste agréable à déguster en petit verre, sans plus. Palais reste épais, malté avec un alcool bien présent et réchauffant. Note tirant sur un léger pin, houblonné et citronné avec des petites pointes torpicales, note de caramel. Fini garde un côté collant sucré.


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